knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
Balding though I may be, I have an entrenched comfort zone when it comes to haircuts. Been seeing the same barber for about sixteen years.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I don't put out on the first date. I'm strictly a second date kind of guy.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I can only count from 0 to 59 and from 90 to 99 in Spanish, but I can count from 1 to 99 in Mandarin.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I'm fairly lucky to be here. My paternal grandmother and her family had tickets for the Titanic, but someone got sick and they had to stay home.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I've never been a fan of the concept of soulmates. I feel like it actually devalues the whole idea of love.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
Christmas is my favorite holiday because I enjoy the strange, empty feeling the world gets from the empty streets.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I'm earning a BS in Cognitive Science with a focus in AI and computational modeling. That way, I'll know what I'm talking about when I tell people they don't know what they're talking about.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
My sideburns are pretty hardcore. Random strangers are always calling me "Wolverine". My favorite pie is pecan.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I'm a lifelong night owl. I've never really understood the point of eight a.m.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I'm scrappy as hell, and I write one mean haiku.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I am a published speculative fiction writer.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I play all kinds of strategy games and suck at less than half of them. Victory.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I am an Eagle Scout who could tie a bowline knot with one arm broken.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I can scream like a heavy metal singer.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I have become, over the course of the last year or so, increasingly suspicious that I might have strong utilitarian leanings. A major problem with this is that I don't know enough about philosophy to react to this information.

Remember when I was basically Taoist? Good times.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I am very good at memorizing things. I learned all the English prepositions in like the fourth grade, and to this day, I can still recite them in alphabetical order in under ten seconds.

Edit: Though apparently the list has been expanded since I learned it. I may have to do something about that
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
So let's take a moment and get it out there:

One. I am going to die alone.

Two. I am going to fail.

Three. I would have no one if not for you. And I'm terrified you'll leave me.

Four. I have the most profoundly useless relationships with my family.

Five. I have weaponized wasting my own time.

Six. The things I want to be good at, I am bad at.

Seven. The things I want to be great at, I am meh at.

Eight. I have (almost) forgotten what having direction looked like.

Nine. I hate my body.

Ten. This is all out there now. Outside of me where it can't hurt me anymore.

Eleven. Huttah.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
Kissed any one of your blog friends? — No Yes
Been arrested? — No
Kissed someone you didn't like? — No. But I've kissed someone I was indifferent to.
Slept in until 5 PM? — Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? — Yes
Held a snake? — Yes
Ran a red light? — Couple of times. Brain farty things where I forgot I wasn't at a stop sign. Scared the hell out of myself.
Been suspended from school? — No
Experienced love at first sight? — Sort of.
Totalled your car in an accident? — Yes. Thrice. None were my fault, and I wasn't in the car for one of them.
Been fired from a job? — Yes
Fired somebody? — I don't remember. I remember being close, but I don't remember actually doing it. God I hated that job.
Sung karaoke? — Yes
Pointed a gun at someone? — Not sure. I feel like I might have done during some skeet shooting lesson or something. I'm really pretty stupid with a lot of stuff.
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — Yes. Part of me wished I would get the hint and shut up already. Another part wants to throttle me.
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your eyes? — That happens?
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — Yes.
Kissed in the rain? — Front seat of a car going through one of those automatic car washes. So no.
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — How close are we talking? See: three totaled cars.
Saw someone die? — I think I was there when my maternal grandmother died?
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — No
Smoked a cigar? — No
Sat on a rooftop? — Yes
Smuggled something into another country? — No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? — No
Broken a bone? — Yes
Skipped school? — I decline to answer on the grounds that it might incriminate me.
Eaten a bug? — Not intentionally.
Sleepwalked? — Yes. Was all like, "Why am I on the living room couch?"
Walked on a moonlit beach? — No. D=
Ridden a motorcycle? — Yes. Ed's like, "Quit wiggling!" I'm like DX
Dumped someone? — No
Forgotten your anniversary? — Never had one
Lied to avoid a ticket? — Told the truth to avoid one once.
Ridden in a helicopter? — Nope
Shaved your head? — No
Blacked out from drinking? — No
Played a prank on someone? — Actually, no.
Hit a home run? — No.
Cross-dressed? — No.
Been falling-down drunk? — How "falling-down" are we talkin' here?
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — Yes
Eaten snake? — No
Marched/protested? — No
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — No
Puked on an amusement ride? — Not to my recollection
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — "Seriously" is debatable, but yes.
Been in a band? - No
Knitted? — No
Been on TV? — No
Shot a gun? — Yes
Skinny-dipped? — No
Given someone stitches? — No
Eaten a whole habanero pepper? — Serranos are actually worse. I don't care what anybody says.
Ridden a surfboard? — No
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — Yes. And if the patio could be consider an amusement ride, we can thus change the puking answer.
Had surgery? — Enamel fillings in my wisdom teeth.
Streaked? — No
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — No
Tripped on mushrooms? — No
Passed out when NOT drinking? — No
Peed on a bush? — Yes
Donated blood? — No
Grabbed electric fence? - Yes
Eaten alligator meat? - Yes
Eaten cheesecake? — GROSS!
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? — Don't have kids.
Killed an animal when NOT hunting? — Don't make me remember that cat. Don't you dare. God DAMMIT I'm remembering that cat. I hope you're happy.
Peed your pants in public? — Yes
Snuck into a movie without paying? — No
Written graffiti? - Yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? — -ish
Think about the future? — Yes
Been in handcuffs? — Fake ones
Believe in love? — Yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — Teh middle. I'm so alone.
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
I just got done watching Snowpiercer a little while ago. Me = behind-the-times.

I mean I liked it, but it's left me wondering about some things. Namely, when did I get so literal? I actually had to remind myself at several points that the film wasn't an attempt to portray a possible or likely future. I mean seriously. Why does that even need to be clarified? Huh? Me? Why?

I'd like to point out to me that I'm the guy who wrote a story about magically animated garbage struggling to understand the limitations of its own consciousness. The most promising (to my mind) story I have on the back burner takes place in a world whose landscape is highly mutable according to a large number of variables, some of which are mediated by human thought. On the front burner, I'm developing a story about magic and have to remind myself from time to time that that means I don't have to worry about physics. When? When did I get so literal?

Rargh.

55

Oct. 27th, 2014 11:22 am
knaveofstaves: A picture of an interpretation of the Knight of Wands Tarot card featuring the Egyptian God Thoth (Default)
feckless fantasies
hither and thither and wan
yet whither are gone
Page generated Jul. 25th, 2017 08:47 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios